“The end of education is to know God and the laws and purposes of his universe, and to reconcile one’s life with these laws. The first aim of a good college is not to teach books, but the meaning and purpose of life. Hard study and the learning of books are only a means to this end. We develop Power, Courage and Determination and we go out to achieve Truth, Wisdom and Justice. If we do not come to this,
the cost of schooling is wasted”.

John B. Watson
First President, AM&N College

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Choose from more than 50 degree programs and certification opportunities

Our programs equip graduates with the skills, education, and practical experience they need to succeed. Whether students want to pursue studies in nanoscience, nursing, agriculture or music, UAPB is home to degree programs that prepare for success in college and beyond. Click here to see our degree offerings.

Faculty : student ratio of 15 to 1

Our 15 to 1 student ratio ensures personalized attention, fostering stronger student-teacher relationships, enhancing learning experiences, and providing individualized support, leading to better academic outcomes.
We’re student-focused!

STEM graduation rate of 73%

Our STEM Academy, which opened in 2014, has attracted some of the most talented students in the South. Our graduates have moved into some of the most rigorous graduate programs across the globe, or entered into many of the most demanding STEM industries in the nation.

Our student base is comprised of representatives from 25 countries.

Our approach to education includes preparing students for a global world, starts with including global perspectives in the classroom. Our student base reflects our commitment to educational opportunities that span the world.

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The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a public comprehensive HBCU 1890 Land-Grant Institution.
The University embraces its land-grant mission of providing cutting edge research, teaching, outreach, and service programs that respond to the social and economic needs of the state and region. Its mission is to promote and sustain excellent academic programs that integrate quality instruction, research, and student learning experiences responsive to the needs of a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student population.

Ultimately, the University is dedicated to providing access and opportunity to academically deserving students and producing graduates who are equipped to excel through their contributions and leadership in a 21st century national and global community.


Approved by the Higher Learning Commission
December 2015

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will be widely recognized as the University of choice for students, faculty, staff, and future employers of our students. UAPB will be renowned nationally and internationally for excellence in teaching, research, service, and outreach with exceptional academic programs and globally competitive students. As a pre-eminent land-grant institution, UAPB will enrich the lives of people in the Arkansas Delta and beyond.

Student Focused
UAPB promotes the intellectual, physical, social, and professional development of students in all facets of University life.

UAPB is committed to the highest levels of achievement in all aspects of operations.

UAPB maintains the highest standards of ethical professional practices in all that it does.

UAPB extends its reach and impact in the region through partnerships and collaboration with individuals, public and nonprofit agencies, community groups, educational institutions, and businesses.

Quality Customer Service
UAPB provides an environment of respectful, polite, and consistently excellent service to its internal and external constituents.

UAPB respects and embraces diversity and actively supports efforts that combat prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.

UAPB promotes internationalization and prepares globally aware and astute students for the 21st century.

UAPB is a responsible steward of public and private resources and the public trust.



Meet the leaders who are committed to creating an environment where students thrive and community grows
UAPB Leadership



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Pine Bluff, AR 71601


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North Little Rock, AR 72114